News Release Date : 10/15/2010
Greenhouse Center of HOPE Receives HealthPlus Rainmaker Grant
The St. Mary’s of Michigan GreenHouse Center of HOPE was recently awarded a Rainmaker Program grant from HealthPlus of Michigan for $5,000. The grant will be used to help with the operation of the Center of HOPE, which assists families to develop the necessary skills and resources to improve their health, family functions and self-sufficiency.
HealthPlus established the Rainmaker Awards Program in 1994 as a means to support community health initiatives in areas served by HealthPlus. The name is derived from Native American folklore, where "Rainmakers” are tribal leaders who make good things happen. Cumulatively, thousands of individuals have benefited from the 133 Rainmaker grants (totaling nearly $700,000) that have been awarded since the program’s inception.
"We are pleased to provide Rainmaker Program funding to the St. Mary’s of Michigan Greenhouse Center of HOPE,” said HealthPlus Community Relations Administrator Louis Hawkins. "The Rainmaker Award selection committee agreed that the project can lead to a healthier community and we look forward to seeing the positive outcomes.”
HealthPlus officials visited GreenHouse Center of HOPE on September 30 to present the $5,000 grant award.